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Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents in Louisiana

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:41

BATON ROUGE, La. - Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:

SNAP Cards:

(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578

Website: www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAP

Green Cards:

Phone: 800-375-5283

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Atlantic County Fire Company Awarded Grant for Larger, Safer Aerial Ladder Truck

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:02

NEW YORK — The Minotola Fire Company in Buena Borough, N.J. will purchase a new aerial ladder truck to replace a smaller, 23-year-old truck that is out of service for repairs 20 percent of the time, it was announced here today.

 

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Federal Aid to Rebuild Infrastructure Following Three Texas Disasters Nears Quarter Billion Dollars

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:50

AUSTIN, Texas—Three major disaster declarations affecting dozens of Texas counties—some on multiple occasions—will result in nearly one quarter-billion dollars in federal assistance to repair or replace damaged infrastructure.

FEMA said today that combined federal aid for severe weather disasters in May-June 2015; October 2015, and January 2016 will help fund recovery efforts for 3,087 individual projects among 569 applicants for Public Assistance.

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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for St. Johns County Ready for Public Viewing

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:20

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for St. Johns County and its municipalities will be available for residents to review at public open houses at 4 p.m. on August 31, and at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on September 1. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when updated maps become effective, they are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:26

BATON ROUGE, La. Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish and in New Iberia in Iberia Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are at the following addresses:

Veterans Home
800 Veterans Dr. Breaux Bridge, La. 70517

Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center
2417 Darnall Road New Iberia, La. 70560

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West Virginians receiving rental aid: Tell FEMA if you need more

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:38

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Thousands of West Virginians were displaced from their homes by the June 22-29 severe storms, floods, landslides and mudslides. FEMA gave grants to more than 2,500 households to help them pay for a temporary place to live. If your household received rental assistance from FEMA, you must let FEMA know if you have a continuing need for it.

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FEMA Honors Achievements in Community Preparedness

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:44

2016 Individual and Community Preparedness Award Winners Announced
 

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the winners of the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, recognizing the outstanding efforts of individuals, programs, and organizations throughout the country working to prepare their communities for emergencies.

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Federal Support for Louisiana Continues, $127 Million in Financial Assistance Provided to Louisiana Flood Survivors So Far

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:36

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that financial support to flood survivors in Louisiana has reached more than $127 million dollars as part of the overall recovery process.

FEMA approved more than $107 million in grants to help survivors with temporary rental assistance, essential home repairs, and other serious disaster-related needs. More than 110,000 individuals and households have registered with FEMA for assistance.

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Every West Virginia disaster applicant has the right to appeal

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:13

CHARLESTON, W.Va.If you registered for help from FEMA and got a letter (often called a “determination letter”), you may want to appeal the decision made regarding your application for federal assistance. Here are some tips to help you:

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Begin Flood Cleanup as Soon as Possible

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:00

It’s not too early to begin cleaning up from Louisiana’s severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11.

Flood-damaged items like carpeting, bedding, furniture and other household items can be serious health hazards as well as eyesores. Here are some tips to dispose of these items safely and jumpstart your recovery:

File an Insurance Claim then Register with FEMA

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Louisiana: Keep in Touch and Update Info with FEMA to Avoid Delays

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 09:33

BATON ROUGE, La. –You may find yourself frequently moving if you’re a survivor of Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.

If you’ve had any changes to your contact information it’s important to let FEMA know so the disaster assistance process stays on track.

FEMA may need to contact you to schedule an inspection or to get additional information to help process your application. That’s why it’s important to let them know as soon as possible if you’ve moved or have a new phone number.

You may update contact information two ways:

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Update on FEMA and Federal Partners’ Support to Disaster Recovery in Louisiana Parishes Affected by Floods

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:24

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today an extension to the grace period for expiring flood insurance policies, the latest in a series of actions to support the state in its ongoing response and recovery efforts in Louisiana.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Yale Fire

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:04

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Yale Fire burning in Spokane County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 12:16 a.m. PDT on August 22, 2016.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Wellesley Fire

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 17:59

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Wellesley Fire burning in Spokane County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 12:15 p.m. PDT on August 22, 2016.

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FEMA Extends Grace Period to Renew Flood Insurance Policies in Declared Louisiana Parishes

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:51

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that due to the damage and displacement caused by recent flooding, the grace period to renew flood insurance policies has been extended to 120 days, for certain parishes in Louisiana.

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Update on FEMA and Federal Partners’ Support to Disaster Recovery in Louisiana Parishes Affected by Floods

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 08:01

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), federal partners’ and the state of Louisiana continue to work together to support relief efforts in Louisiana, to include opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) today.

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DRCs Open in East Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana Parishes

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:17

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Sunday, August 21, in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice.

The centers are at the following addresses:

Former Parish Tourism Building

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, La. 70443

 

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Parishes for Louisiana Survivors

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:12

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Sunday, August 21, in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice.

The centers are at the following addresses:

Former Parish Tourism Building

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, La. 70443

 

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Federal Assistance to Louisiana Flood Survivors Tops $56 Million

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 17:26

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today more than $56 million dollars has been approved in federal support within the first week of the president's major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana.

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Efforts from Federal Partners Continue to Support Survivors in Louisiana

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 18:50

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leading the federal government’s effort to provide assistance and support to Louisiana, in response to recent flooding.

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